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An intimate photograph of the entrance of Smalls Paradise (often called Small’s Paradise and Smalls’ Paradise, and not to be confused with Smalls Jazz Club), a nightclub at (on the Chitlin Circuit) 2294½ Seventh Avenue at 135th Street, Harlem, New York, 1930, photograph.
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Burlesque in Harlem (also released as Rock & Roll Burlesque and A French Peep Show) is a 1949 revue film directed by William D. Alexander (also producer of Ingagi and Souls of Sin) that features a cast of singers, dancers and comedians who were prominent on the so-called “chitlin’ circuit” of vaudeville theaters and nightclubs that exclusively presented African American talent. Continue Reading →